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Stephen A. Beck, J.D., LL.M.

About this Webinar


This presentation focuses on potential arrangements for accomplishing buyer and seller objectives in connection with purchases and sales of S corporations. This presentation includes various alternative arrangements for managing the buyer’s general objective of purchasing assets and the seller’s general objective of selling equity, including the Section 338(h)(10) election and Type F reorganizations. It also discusses potential tax issues, including the Section 1374 “built-in gain tax” and inadvertent terminations of S corporation status.

Key Topics

Arrangements for balancing buyer and seller interests in structuring the transaction as a sale of equity or assets.

Principles relating to effective purchase price allocations and payment allocations to achieve a tax efficient result for sellers.

Principles relating to allocating tax liability and responsibilities between pre-close and post-close periods.


Course Level: Intermediate
Income Taxation of S Corporations or Equivalent Knowledge
Cost: Free

CPE and MCLE Credit Info:
Course Number: 174244387
CPE Credit: 1.20 Hrs.
MCLE Credit: 1.00 Hr.

CFP Credit Info:
CFP Course Number: 327167
CFP Credit: 1.00 Hr.

About the Speaker

Stephen A. Beck, J.D., LL.M.


Mr. Beck is a Board Certified tax attorney who provides Federal income tax and Texas franchise and sales tax advice to businesses of all types and sizes, including Subchapter C corporations, Subchapter S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and entities disregarded for Federal income tax purposes. He advises on tax issues arising during all phases of business operations, including formation, restructuring of ownership interests, acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, consolidations, liquidations, international transactions, issuance of deferred and equity compensation, and business succession planning. He represents businesses and entrepreneurs in a broad range of industries, including professional services, manufacturing, technology, oil and gas, and real estate. He also advises tax-exempt organizations under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mr. Beck also represents individuals, businesses, and estates in tax related controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service audits, appeals, and litigation in Federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also represents taxpayers in franchise and sales tax disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Mr. Beck is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served as an adjunct law professor at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he taught Corporate Income Taxation. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Dallas Bar Association’s Peer Assistance Committee and Co-Chair of the Texas Bar Tax Section Partnership and Real Estate Committee. Mr. Beck was admitted to practice in Texas in 1998 and the District of Columbia in 2000.

Read his full bio here. You can contact Mr. Beck at 214-744-3700 or by email at

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